June 27, 2013 |
Late on the afternoon of June 13, a strong outrush tide carried water rapidly seaward from Barnegat Inlet, followed by an onrushing six-foot wave that spanned the width of the inlet. When the wave crashed, three people were swept off a jetty, and two of them required medical treatment. That's according to an account from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Tsunami Warning Center. The center has determined that the wave was a tsunami, based on measurements from 30 tide gauges, and that it probably had a weather connection.
June 27, 2013 |
Mercer County beat two opponents and a late-afternoon thunderstorm Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park to capture its first Carpenter Cup Classic baseball title since 2004. After ousting Jersey Shore in the completion of Monday's rain-suspended game, Brian Giallella's squad knocked off Lehigh Valley, 9-2, and claimed top honors shortly before heavy winds and rain arrived in South Philly. "It means a lot," Mercer centerfielder Eddie Ashley said. "Every team we played was good. Last year, when we lost in the first round, it was disappointing.
June 26, 2013
MIKE SCARINGELLI and Mark Duffy had two-run singles in a five-run fifth inning as Mercer County pulled away to a 9-2 victory over Lehigh Valley and the title of the 28th annual Carpenter Cup Classic, completed yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. It was the second Carpenter crown for Mercer (2004), which earlier yesterday scored three runs in the top of the ninth to win the completion of its semifinal game, 8-6, over Jersey Shore. That game had been suspended Monday with Mercer ahead, 2-1, in the seventh inning.
June 25, 2013 |
Tri-Cape's bid for its first title in the 28-year history of the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tourney was halted by a 4-1 loss to Lehigh Valley in a semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park. "It's a little disappointing not to break though and win it, but it was a great experience playing here," said Trevor Datz, an infielder and recent graduate of Pitman High. Against Lehigh Valley, Datz played second base and went 2 for 3 from the leadoff spot. In three tournament games, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder, who is headed to University of the Sciences, was 8 for 10 with four runs and two RBIs.
June 24, 2013 |
Committing eight errors and posting just five hits, Delaware County was blasted by Mercer County, 14-2, Saturday in the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball quarterfinals. Centerfielder and leadoff man Eddie Ashley (Steinert) went 3 for 4 with three runs to ignite Mercer County's 17-hit attack. In a 1 p.m. semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park, Mercer County will face Jersey Shore, which thumped Inter-Ac/Independents, 13-1, in an earlier quarterfinal at sun-splashed Richie Ashburn Field in FDR Park.
June 23, 2013 |
EVERY SPRING they cross America's borders to soak up our culture and serve up hotcakes at boardwalk breakfast shacks along the Jersey Shore. Thousands of foreign college students enrolled in the State Department's J-1 visa program work in New Jersey every year. They fluff hotel pillows, dole out free samples of vanilla-nut fudge and scrutinize the height of every little runt looking to ride an upside-down roller coaster, and their unusual accents are as much a part of Shore lore as seagulls and outdoor showers.
June 15, 2013 |
Advocates for renters and lower-income people displaced by Sandy say they are glad the Jersey Shore is open for business. But don't forget the bulk of the people who live there, they say. In an extraordinarily tight rental market, one whose noose was pulled tighter by summer rental rates that kicked in last month, the advocates say not enough is being done to help those people. Many of the renters work in that same Shore tourism industry being touted by everyone from Gov. Christie to President Obama and Harlem Globetrotter Handles Franklin.
June 9, 2013
Official failures behind collapse If my house were infested with rats, should I blame the rats or the exterminator who failed to control them? There are irresponsible real estate speculators and contractors who accept jobs they are not qualified to do. These people will always be in the environment, and we have to exercise some control to ensure that their actions do not result in a tragedy like last week's building collapse. Why did Licenses and Inspections issue this demolition permit?
June 4, 2013
THE MEDIA was delighting last week in the antics of what a headline writer labeled "Jersey Boys II" - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Obama strolling the boardwalk, reassuring the public on the eve of summer that the Jersey Shore was open for business. Superstorm Sandy certainly has made Christie a rock star, with skyrocketing approval ratings and a public fascination that landed him on the cover of People magazine this week. It's safe to say, however, that environmentalists in his state aren't nearly as smitten with Christie as others seem to be. He may have handled the aftermath of Sandy magnificently, but his leadership on reducing the environmental problems that helped create Sandy in the first place has been unimpressive.